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    Oven dried tomatoes

    soapdragon - you sure they're padrons ? - can you post photo ? (not sure why its formatting like this !!!) Padrons are usually quite large (~5-8 cm). Mostly mild - usually 1 in 10 is hot. I picked some last night as part of a tapas meal. H
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    Eye Mask for Sleeping

    Google 'travel eye mask' - I have one I got given on a flight once (good old days!) - I loop it over bed post and use it if I wake up in light mornings. Cheap and cheerful but works fine. H
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    Oven dried tomatoes

    Hi I use a Delia recipe (I think this is it https://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/preserves/preserved-dried-tomatoes ). I use general veg oil - as taste of olive oil gets lost with concentrated tom flavour. I sterilise glass jars with lots of boiling water and/or in the microwave - same as I would for pickles. I use multiple small jars, rather than one large jar - just in case - store in fridge once opened. Toms keep for months - if not a year or more - only once had a problem with mould (think it was because a tom was protruding above the surface of the oil) H
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    Walk In Run - recommendations please.

    Thanks for reply. I considered Omlet WIR but thought it inflexible. When I bought 1st WIR, there seemed to be quite a few options - but now there doesn't. My current run has 1/2" x 1/2" mesh - the advertised one is 1" x 1" - I was going to ask them to upgrade to 1/2" x 1/2" mesh - what size did you use ? H
  5. Hi There used to be a section about runs - but I can't find it - please feel free to move this post. I'm looking to get a 2nd WIR (yay!) - approx. 6' by 9', wooden frame - I need length to be an exact length (8'6"), 6' width can be approx - so I need someone that can do a bespoke run (just need 2 side panels and 1 roof panel to be a bit smaller than the standard 3', so should be do-able). Don't need roof as will make one to match existing WIR roof. I found this site, which looks like a possibility https://www.4wire.co.uk/animal-enclosures/fox-proof-runs/strong-animal-run-6ft-x-9ft-16g-fox-proof-cat-dog-rabbit-chicken but I can't find many more ??? Does anyone have any recommendations please TIA, H
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    Strictly 2019

    Am I the only person in the UK who is NOT the slightest bit interested in Strictly ??? All the hype around so-called celebrities - its the same (to me) every year ! To me, it's like many shows - first time out, vaguely interesting (even Big Brother was novel the first time around) , but year after year, it just gets repetitive. And I tend to avoid any programme with celebrity in the name (I Know, Strictly doesn't but...) Is it just me ???
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    Calling Facebook Experts

    Hi On a number of sites (suddenly) I do not see all the links that I used to see. For example, the Sainsbury's site, I now see this (pic 1) Down left had side, the only options are Home, About,Photos and video AND RHS doesn't show Visitor posts But if I search for "facebook sainsburys visitor posts" - I can see what I expect to see (pic 2) - so site has not changed (?) This applies to several sites - so I assume I've set something somehow - any ideas - it's driving me mad??? H
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    Sainsbury's Premium Scotch Eggs - Free Range or Not?

    I'm not convinced. I'm SURE label used to say FR egg.... - why would they remove it ? There again, why sell a premium product with a cheaper, cruel egg. Why is everything so complicated ???!!!
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    Sainsbury's Premium Scotch Eggs - Free Range or Not?

    On Fb they now say that they ARE Free Range (although server told me they weren't) !!
  10. Sainsbury's Deli Counter (not pre-wrapped on shelf) sells Premium (? I think is the term) Scotch eggs. I’m sure they used to be described as Free Range Egg in British, outdoor bred pork etc. etc. - premium product, premium price - but tasty ! Today I noticed the Free Range term wasn’t there – server said they weren’t FR eggs - VERY disappointed. I have asked via Facebook if they are FR or not and they can't tell me ! I'm sure they used to be described as FR (as I ALWAYS check) - so if they have moved away from FR that is a very bad step. Rant over!
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    Slightly subdued - Could it be Flubenvet?

    Hi Thanks - No evidence of worms - I usually worm them every 3-4 months as a precaution.
  12. Hi I have 2 bully (don't ask!!!) hens in dog crates in the Utility room at present - they run around the garden with the others under supervision each afternoon. I have just started worming them all with Flubenvet (they've had it before) and these 2 seem quieter than usual and 1 is possibly a *little* hunched - others seem fine. I seem to recall that worming can 'take it out of them' (but can't find the thread) - is this correct ? Thanks in advance, H
  13. Hi We made some roll-up blinds from thick UV resistant plastic. Baton top & bottom. Top baton fixed to run - lower baton attacked with bungees. can roll up blinds (secure in place with velcrose (spelling?) strap in warm weather. Hope this pic expalins - if not please ask.
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    Drinking LOADS of water

    Hi I currently have an ex-bat in a dog crate in the Utility room as (she was pecking holes in the others). Recently, she has been drinking loads of water and (I think) excreting lots of wet droppings making the aubiose very wet. She is otherwise fine, laying occasionally, eating, alert, running round the garden with the others in the afternoon etc. etc. Apart from having to replace the Aubiose more often, its not a problem, but just wondered if anyone had any ideas ? Thanks, H
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    Editing posts

    Your first statement is correct but your second isn't, is it? it was edited 23 hours AGO but not 23 hours AFTER original post !!! (as per your 1st statement).

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